Friday, August 15, 2008

Best birthday gift

I'm chatting with my best friend from Iraq, we've studied together from kindergarten to 3rd yeah HS, we're really close, I haven't talked to him in over 9 months now.

Anyways, that's not the interesting thing, the interesting thing is that he says that the situation in Iraq is getting better, last time I talked to him he said it was really bad, they moved to another area because his area (where I was staying too) is really bad, he said the safety is really bad, lots of bombings and all.

Today he said they've moved back to our area a month ago, he says al qaeda people are going down, they managed to kick them out of our area which is really good, he says there hasn't been any explosions since they moved back, the shops are open till late at night (which would have been a miracle when I was still there three and a half years ago), he stays out till 12 am which, again, something that no sane man would do.

It's the best birthday gift ever :)

2 comments:

Al-Maawali said...

That sounds really nice :)

So are you saying that the threats were mostly from al qaeda and not the US troops?
Does that mean that the US being there actually helped your country?

ljuwaidah said...

Hell yeah!